A recent begin.
The 2020 iHeartCountry Pageant is tonight, however earlier than celebrity acts like Girl A take the digital stage, E!’s Carissa Culiner caught up with the band to debate their plans for the present, and extra importantly, why they determined to change their name.
The trio that makes up the band—Hillary Scott, Charles Kelly and Dave Haywood—made the announcement that they’d be going from “Girl Antebellum” to “Girl A” in an open letter to followers on June 11.
Although the nation singers famous that “Girl A” was a nickname followers had given them “nearly from the beginning,” additionally they apologized for not beforehand contemplating the “associations that crush this phrase referencing the interval of historical past earlier than the Civil Battle, which incorporates slavery.”
The bandmates mirrored on their choice on Friday, Oct. 23’s Every day Pop, with Hillary telling Carissa, “I feel we have develop into rather more conscious of simply the world round us and what is going on on.”
On the time, individuals throughout the U.S. had been protesting the homicide of George Floyd, shining a renewed highlight on racism, police brutality and social injustice.